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on to my projects.
I have 2 projects to share with you.
The first is a gift card holder/birthday card.
Since I don't have the equipment for a video,
this post is very heavy on pictures.
But hopefully you'll find it worth your time.
Starting with a piece of red card stock 11" x 4 1/4"
score along the long side at 2", 7 1/4" and 7 3/8"
The insert piece is white card stock cut to 6 1/2" x 3 3/4"
score along the long side at 1 3/4" and 6"
Burnish all the score lines.
(If you click on the picture,you can see that there are
actually 2 folds very close together.)
punch a notch 1" from each side on the smaller flap.
Use Washi Tape along the bottom of the small flap,
close to the fold.
The tape should go all the way around the card.
This is not only decorative, but it holds the flap closed.
I used 2 pieces of Washi Tape on my card I think it
gives it a bit more security and also looks more finished.
Place strong adhesive along the small flap of the
insert piece of card stock.
I used Score Tape, but use whatever works for you.
Line up the edge of the insert right along the 7 3/8" fold.
Use Glue Dots at the corners of the flap that makes
the pocket. This will make a pocket for the gift card.
The insert can now be slid into the pocket,
the card front will stay closed when
tucked behind the center flap of the pocket.
To decorate the front of my card,
I cut 4 Happy Birthday sentiments with my
Silhouette Cameo out of white card stock.
I ran them through my Xyron sticker machine
and layered them on top of one another.
I then coated them with VersaMark ink ,
covered them with silver embossing powder
and heat set them.
The Happy Birthday was adhered directly to the front
of the card. I also cut some stars and
embossed them, they were adhered with foam tape.
On the inside of the card, I stamped
"Celebrate" which is from a very old
Scrappy Cat stamp set.
You can see, when you open the card,
the pocket with the gift card pulls out.
Here is a side shot showing how the
gift card goes down into the pocket.
I think my son will like this card,
I made it for him, we'll be celebrating his
birthday on Sunday.
Now for my 2nd project.
Did you know that you could stamp and use
Distress Crayons on canvas.
This is my first time doing this and I know
I'll be doing more of this technique.
This canvas is very small, only 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
First it needs to be prepped with Gesso.
The Distress Crayons blend out much better
when it has the base of Gesso.
I used a sponge paint brush,
but you can use whatever is available to apply
the Gesso, or whatever base you might like best.
Since this canvas is mounted on a wood frame,
I had to fill in the back with pieces of cardboard.
This gives a firm surface to stamp onto.
I used my Mini MISTI
to stamp one of the birds from
Mini Bird Crazy set
onto the canvas with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
It did take a couple stampings since it was onto canvas.
(The set I have is not this same set, it is one that
I found that has 3 birds, 3 matching dies, a few
word stamps and an embossing folder.
The set is called Bird Talk.)
I used the Distress Crayons and laid down a little
color around the sides of the bird.
Using my water brush I blended out the crayon.
This is what it blends out to with a little bit of water.
I then added another color and blended that out.
I dried the crayon between layers and continued to
add color until I was satisfied with how the bird looked.
These are the colors I used for the project.
As you can see I colored some "dirt" under my bird
and "sky" on the rest of the canvas.
The sentiment are words from the
Bird Talk set.
I did use the fine tip of a black Prismacolor Marker
to go over the lines of the bird,
as the crayons did dull it a bit.
I'm very happy with how my little painting
turned out, especially for a first time effort.
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